Basil Pesto Pasta

Easy midweek dinner, meal prep for lunches, feeding a crowd or nourishing the soul. This pesto pasta really can do it all. And this green deliciousness is not only packed full of flavour but also is free from dairy, gluten and has a nut free option, as well as being completely vegan. Everyone can enjoy this nourishing rendition of a tasty classic!

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Ingredients

2 cups fresh basil

½ cup pine nuts (swap out for sunflower seeds if you want to make it nut free)

2 tbsp olive oil*

2 cloves garlic, crushed

¼ cup nutritional yeast

Juice of ½ a lemon

½ tsp pink himalayan salt

½ tsp cracked pepper

Pasta of choice (gluten free rice and quinoa pasta is used here)

pesto pasta ingredients

Method

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

pesto pasta in blender

Once the desired consistency has been reached, transfer to a bowl or jar.

pesto blended

This can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to one week and can be used as a dip, spread, sauce or dressing!

pesto finished

Or you can stir through your favourite pasta and enjoy as a quick, easy and nourishing meal.

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* Available to purchase at your local GoodFor store

By Ella Farrugia aka @thecuriousavocado

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